Garlic supplements reduce the risk of blood cancers

November 09, 2011

The VITAL study included 66,227 men and women between the ages of 50 to 76 recruited between the years 2000 to 2002 who were then followed and hematological cancers were diagnosed through December 2008. VITAL stands for VITamins And Lifestyle cohort study.

Hematological cancers include leukemia, lymphomas and bone cancers. The use of Garlic supplements 4 or more days a week for a period of 3 or more years decreased the incidence of these cancers by 45%. Using Grape Seed Extract reduced the incidence by 43%. Taking a Multiple-Vitamin over 8 to 10 years reduced the risk of these dangerous cancers by 20%. The study was performed by researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle and is published in the October 2011 issue of the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.